The boulevard of Rotterdam, which connects the Hofplein with the Leuvehaven and links the Meent to the Witte de Withstraat. You can celebrate, shop, eat and drink and see. On foot, by bike, by public transport or by car.
To help you on your way during your visit to Rotterdam Centre, and in particular the Coolsingel, we share fun places that you must see. From monumental buildings to delicious fries. Read it below.
The biggest eye-catcher of the Coolsingel cannot of course be anything other than the City Hall. A historic Rotterdam building where many Rotterdammers say yes, where Feyenoord is honoured at the championship and where the mayor works on the city every day.
The fact that it is an eye-catcher is mainly due to the impressive architectural style, which is quite a contrast with modern Rotterdam. This is because the City Hall is one of the few buildings in Rotterdam Centre that survived the bombing of the Second World War. What remains is a historic building that you walk past in amazement.
Both outside and inside, the City Hall is decorated with sculptures and hidden symbols. But did you also know that if you walk a little further, you will end up in the courtyard of the City Hall. A real hidden green oasis in the city, where beautiful flowers and plants cover the facades.
Recht tegenover het Stadhuis ligt het Stadhuisplein; een bruisend gebied vol met cafés en restaurantjes. ‘s Avonds barst het feest hier los bij o.a. de Skihut, maar overdag kan je er een poké bowl halen bij Hawaii Poké Bowl, een ijsje bij De IJsmaker, een Mexicaanse snack bij de Salsa Shop en een drankje bij Cornelis Bar & Kitchen.
For the sports enthusiasts among us, we go to the Decathlon. A paradise where they have something for every athlete, for a nice price. Whether you are looking for a tent, a pair of skates, running clothes or a yoga mat, there is a good chance that you will find what you are looking for at Decathlon.
You will find Served near the City Hall, directly on the Coolsingel. They serve delicious sandwiches here seven days a week and it is the place for a nice cup of coffee.
You can take a seat inside, on the terrace or simply take your coffee with you. They also serve delicious chai lattes and smoothies. Are you looking for a place in the city to plop down with your laptop and work? Then Served is definitely one for the list!
For a tasty snack in the centre, go to POMMS'. Not only can you get delicious organic and fresh fries here, you can also get fresh croquettes here.
At POMMS' they work closely with (organic) farmers to ensure the best ingredients. And you can taste that. These delicious fries and croquettes taste the way they should taste. But it's best to experience that yourself.
Directly next to POMMS' you will find the Bijenkorf; the largest department store in Rotterdam that is definitely worth a visit.
De Bijenkorf simply has everything: a huge shoe department, beautiful designer clothing, a huge range of beauty brands, the most unique home accessories, a café, jewelry in every price range and much more.
Now that we're shopping, continue to the Koopgoot! This runs under the Coolsingel and is the place where you will find big names such as H&M, ZARA, Hema, Lush, Douglas, Urban Outfitters and Rituals. Did you know that you can also enter the Koopgoot via the Bijenkorf?
For a nice lunch or dinner, our tip is to go to Ajisan. Here they serve delicious ramen. In addition, their Mukacho ramen is healthy, as they do not use added flavourings and only use natural ingredients.
Ajisan has a nice terrace, but if the weather does not permit you can also sit inside. And this is no punishment, because the interior is certainly Instagram-worthy, thanks to the cool mural.
In addition to shopping, eating and drinking, you can also enjoy a pleasant evening in the casino on the Coolsingel. The Fair Play Casino has been here for years. In this casino you can choose from a variety of gambling machines, from fully automatic roulette to video slots, where everyone over the legally permitted age limit can take a gamble.